Something very exciting happened a couple of weeks ago!! In fact it knocked me for six!
A company called
My Memories contacted me about doing a
review/giveaway combination of their software. After a little research into the
company, I felt confident that it would be something that I would enjoy, as well
as my friends.
If you're anything like me, you'd
love to take the time to scrapbook all of your favorite memories, but whipping
out the scrapbook paper and cute embellishments just doesn't happen. Not to
mention on all of the cleanup that is necessary after. My Memories makes
scrapbooking possible from your laptop...so easy and so handy for a bit of easy fun, & you can do this while travelling - all you need is some photos & voila!!
Here is a couple of pages I have made over the last couple of weeks - whilst I was in 'test' mode.
Here is my first page using photos on a recent Christmas in July jaunt with my dinner outing friends the Ravers.....tried making the page like a pressie!
And with my beautiful daughter Jade at her Laydeez Baby Brunch recently, was lovely using the elements to enhance the photos.
And beautiful Madi xx
My Memories Suite has been super easy to use and the software
download includes a lot of great templates ie holidays, birthdays, baby boy/girl, modern, traditional, etc. It also
includes background colors, different textures to add, and tons of
embellishments. And while there are plenty of great design elements included in
the software, you can buy others for really affordable prices. I choose to design my own for my pages...but the templates would be great just to work on a quick page.
My Memories Suite is a
fun and creative way to share and preserve your memories and the software is
compatible with either a PC or MAC and available world wide. To give you an
idea of some of the features and what you can create with the software, there is
an instructional video on YouTube for you to view, plus there are
many more videos to check out.
There are hundreds of layouts,
embellishments, backgrounds, etc plus you can use it to create albums,
photobooks, cards, gifts and calendars.
As an extra bonus, My Memories Suite is
offering $10 off the purchase of their digital scrapbooking software if
you use the coupon code STMMMS51636.
have to do to enter for a chance to
win the softwareMy Memories Suite V3 - valued at $40...
is visit My Memories Suite then
leave me a comment telling me which one is your favourite digital pack or
I will draw a winner on 15 September.
What a fabulous deal!! So all you tradional scrapbooking friends out there - why not have a look see! I love it actually! In fact I have already purchased about 5 kits & also a few freebies...yay!
What a lovely page from Dana over at ScrapJacked this month! I loved the colours & page styling, so choose this one as my inspiration...
I used this wonderful photo of Crys & Tashi together with Harry holding ribbons at Tash's school farewell assembly in November 2011. I love this photo! So I have scrapped it once again, & now I have a page for both my grand daughters.
And using Dana's page I really had fun with colours, patterns, stitiching & textures.
Now how is this for an inspiration - some shaded windows from France or Italy...somewhere hispotical I think. Well this is Julene Matthew's 2nd inpiration challenge from her lovely challenge blog called Archi-Scraps. Julene is offering a lovely prize, so quick sticks & join in by midnight August 15.
Here is my page -
I have used masks & dabber paints, with Kaisercraft paper, alphas & embellies, floral washi tape, Tattered Inspirations lace along with Craft Queen gorgeous tiny rose ribbon & a resin rose with a photo that Jade took during her european vacation in 2006. The new & the old building together...so my inspirations were the buildings & their windows.
Well I am rather late with my Scrapboutique Cybercrop LO's but here they are.
Sharon's sketch from Pagemaps was a great challenge, & using paint too
So the credit card painting, so stitching, used a lovely flower hand made by Shazza & this divine photo taken with my beautiful Jade at her Baby Brunch.
Next challenge was from lovely Leanne, to make a card & a gift card holder. I combined mine & used lovely products from Tattered Inspirations to make this fun card. I actually was most fortunate & won a prize for my card.
Then the fun challenge set by the creative Karen during the speed scrap
I needed 4 to 5 papers, & one 4 x 6 photo
Here is my Miss Crys, looking stunning on her 21st!
And lastly, but certainly not least is the fab birthday challenge by Chelsea - using 5 papers & 5 embellies & no 5 in the title...
Ah Jade & her wonderful friends. So easy to scrap with this BG kit.
Using a recent purchase of some gorgeous scripted washi tape, a fab paper tag freebie from Scrapbooking Memories mag - including dots, great light blue KC paper & a couple of Glimmermist colours, I really enjoyed scrapping this photo of Pete & I celebrating our 33 Wedding Anniversary & renewal of vows. I just love the smaller sized page, & it just suits this photo I believe.
Dotted a white Prima flower with my Copics, & love the cool blues & greens together.
Polka dots add class to a LO & I often use a dot or two...
Now isn't this a fabulous inspiration! The gorgeous Helene Bogren has chosen it as our inspiration for ARTastic this month.
Helene says ...C.O. Hultén is an artist from my
region in Sweden. He’s 95 years old and has been an artist for more than 70
years! I don’t know if he’s famous abroad but he’s certainly a famous national
artist. A funny thing is that he was a friend of my grandpa. My grandpa was the
owner of a small printing office and as he was printing lithographs he came to
know some of the local artists at that time. They used to come to his house and
my mother has told me that Hultén was the one she liked most as he was very kind
So this month
you have a choice ...
1.You may use the tutorial and do a mixed media layout along the lines of
the one Helene has produced. You can make this as detailed as you like or
merely take parts of it what Helene has shown you (using mist, ink, acrylic
paint, gesso, modeling paste etc) in any way on the
2. You may use the oil on
canvas painting by C.O. Hultén to inspire you
(think diamond shapes, grey, blue and peach tones or night-time
3. You can combine them both and see where this takes
This is my page
I choose to work on this smaller sized page, I really am loving it & used mixed media components of paint, & masks & stamping to create this 'Nourishing' LO about books & reading.